WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The non-profit, Faith Xtreme, which caters to at-risk youth in Winter Haven is releasing its first Christmas album.
- Non-profit Faith Xtreme to release Christmas album
- Faith Xtreme caters to at-risk youth in Winter Haven
- Girls to sing traditional carols, original songs on album
The Faith Xtreme Choir has been singing to people in nursing homes for several years. This year, the teen girls and their director, Sean Fielder, decided to turn their songs into a Christmas album.
The album will have 10 songs, all sung by the 12 members of the choir. Many of them have attended the organization’s Christian after-school care program over the years. Some of the songs on the album are traditional carols with new arrangements while others are original songs.
“We decided to do a Christmas album called, “A Light in the Darkness,” and the music sort of goes together and tells the story of Jesus' birth progressively,” said Sean Fielder, Faith Xtreme’s Executive Director.
“I’m actually excited for it. But I’m also nervous because I don’t know how people are going to take it,” said Yvena Louis, one of the choir’s original members.
The album will be released on December 2, when the choir performs the entire CD live at Faith Baptist Church in Winter Haven at 6 p.m.
The proceeds will be used to sustain and expand the non-profit.
CDs can be purchased through donations at the event and online.